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George Zimmerman trial underway as jury selection process begins

Self-defense or murder? That's the question at the heart of the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Butt pat lands former NFL star Chad Johnson in jail

As an NFL player, Chad Johnson patted a lot of men on the butt when he liked their work, but on Monday, defendant Chad Johnson found out that one Florida courtroom was not the place to play that game.

Santa Monica shooting survivor: 'Thank God, I'm alive'

SANTA MONICA, California (CNN) -- By all accounts, suspected Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri was ready to inflict maximum harm.

'Mystery' of 3 deaths in same hotel room traced: Carbon monoxide

BOONE, North Carolina (CNN) -- For a time, it had the makings of a mountain mystery.

John Malkovich, Craig Morgan put on their capes

Country singer Craig Morgan and actor John Malkovich are the latest stars to join the elite squad of celebrities who save. Both stars spontaneously jumped in to aid those in need recently, with Morgan's training as an EMT coming in particularly ha

Police, family await autopsy to see if body found in bayou is missing teacher's

Bouquets of flowers line the railing of the bridge above Bayou St. John in New Orleans.

Arizona police: 4-year-old boy fatally shoots his father

A man was fatally wounded when his 4-year-old son fired a gun he found while they were visiting a residence in Prescott Valley, Arizona, officials said.

Eleven-year-old saves baby brother

Overland Park (WDAF) -- The American Heart Association says anyone can help save a life by knowing CPR. An Overland Park family has proof of that. They're sharing their story for the first time during CPR Week.

Hot to trot: The secrets and superstitions of jockey fashions

The rainbow-colored jackets shimmer in the sun. From a distance the silken costumes could be the attire of circus performers, ready to throw custard pies at each other for the whooping crowd above.

Space-age underwater hotel planned for Maldives

With its luminous body seemingly hovering above the water, and five spidery legs plunging deep into the sea, this futuristic building could be the mothership in a sci-fi film.